On August 26, 2022, Jason Allen won “The Digital Arts Award” with his piece “Théâtre D’opéra Spatial”.
It’s an impressive painting
Midjourney is a commercial neural network for generating images from a given text description.
- Jason explained that he generated several hundred images, choosing three of them that he liked the most.
- Then he used Adobe Photoshop, enlarged the images using Gigapixel AI, printed them on canvas, and sent it to the Fine Arts Contest.
A lot of artists are enraged
First of all, an AI-created work won the competition.
Second, the judges of the contest weren’t informed about the use of the neural network.